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How to Renew My Covered California Coverage for 2018?

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Question: I’m confused about how to renew coverage through Covered California. The renewal notice I got seemed to say that I don’t have to do anything and I will be renewed. Is that correct? What if I want to change plans?

Answer: Yes. If you take no action, you will automatically be renewed in the same plan you had this year. During open enrollment, November 1st through January 31st, you have two options to renew your health plan through Covered California: (1) If you want to keep your same health plan and coverage, Covered California will automatically check your information with federal government data sources and renew your coverage with the same health plan. You will be automatically renewed in the same health plan, if it is still available, with the appropriate tax credits, as long as you have filed your taxes the previous year. (2) To make changes to your coverage or switch health plans, either log on to your Covered California online account or contact your Certified Insurance Agent or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 to make the change.

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